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Clean Ports bill floated in Congress

The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.

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Driver shortage: Countdown to a capacity crunch, and a boost in rates?

Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.

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Diesel prices rise by a penny, more stable year-over-year

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel price report issued Aug. 26, 2013, the national average price rose a penny over the preceding week to $3.91 per gallon. Prices remained largely steady over all regions throughout the U.S., and remained largely unchanged over the entire month of August. Only California saw more than a penny rise per gallon, with 2 cents worth of price-per-gallon growth.  Contrast that to last year, when prices were 18 ...

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The bypass filter advantage

Part 2 in Kevin Rutherford's series on oil-change strategy. While oil analysis gives you the information to handle drain intervals more sensibly, bypass filtration adds another dimension to save money and downtime.

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One owner-operator’s top 5 add-ons showcased at GATS

Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.

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How to prepare for a safety audit

Safety consultant Leon Feazell detailed audit prep procedures and processes with recommendations for small carriers at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Obamacare: Decision upcoming for uninsured operators

An ATBS informational document aims to help uninsured owner-operators make the decision on whether to purchase insurance to satisfy the individual mandate or continue uninsured.

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Video log: Tagging along with a 10 mpg owner-operator

Overdrive Equipment Editor is riding from Alabama to Dallas with owner-operator Henry Albert, and the two are aiming to average 10 mpg during the course of the trip in Albert's Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

BigRoad logging app on iPhone

The company's owner-operator/fleet version, available at $15 per month, likewise added IFTA functionality with state mile reporting.

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Roundup: Return fire in owner-operator war, driverless trucks, truck-stop cuisine…

Independent rebuttal to prognosticators of insurmountable challenges of the owner-operator model; Driverless trucks: income opportunity?; Insurance: "we've got to stop this bill dead."

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